Vikings And Cannoneers Split Twinbill In Regular Season Finale
HVCC Finishes 27-8; Vikings will open Region III Tournament at home on Tuesday vs. Finger Lakes CC

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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, May 4, 2008

TROY, NY– The Hudson Valley Community College baseball team split a doubleheader against Jefferson Community College, losing game one, 9-8, in eight innings, but rallied with five runs in the six inning to take the nightcap, 5-2, on Sunday afternoon at Joe Bruno Stadium.

With the split, the Vikings finish the regular season, 27-8, and 21-4 in Region III play. Hudson Valley will open the Region III Baseball Tournament on Tuesday (May 6) as the No. 2 seed. The Vikings will host Finger Lakes Community College at 4 p.m. at Joe Bruno Stadium.

In game two, the Vikings rallied with five runs on four hits in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 5-2 lead. Mike Guillod walked and scored on Rich Guillod’s triple to right-center and Kevin Barnes followed with an RBI single to center, scoring Guillod. Ryan Washburn broke the 2-2 tie with an RBI single and Marc Peluso followed with an RBI single, driving in Washburn.

Mike McCrone picked up the win in relief of starter Louis Dodge. McCrone came in with one out in the fifth inning and allowed no runs, one hit and struck out three to finish the season with a record of 3-0.

In game one, the Vikings rallied from a 7-3 deficit, but Luis Castillo’s sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, broke a 7-7 tie as Jefferson snapped the Vikings’ eight-game winning streak.

John Barna and Chris Chisena each had 2 RBI in the loss. Barna went 3-for-4 with a double and a triple, while Chisena went 2-for-4 with two singles.

Game 1 –
Jefferson Community College 9, Hudson Valley Community College, 8 (8 innings)

  123 456 78 R H E
Jefferson CC 310 300 02 9 9 3
Hudson Valley CC 210 020 21 8 12 4

Travis Grogan, Luis Castillo (6) and Kristian Basanta. Graig Hoffman, Adam Cole (4), Robert Piser (6) and Jeremy Villano. WP – Castillo. LP – Piser. 2B – Mike McCrone (HVCC), John Barna (HVCC), Max Keado (HVCC). 3B – Lucas Meyer (JCC), John Barna (HVCC). HR – Ronnie Sellers (JCC). TEAM RECORD – Jefferson Community College 17-19; Hudson Valley CC, 26-8.

Game 2 –
Hudson Valley Community College, 5, Jefferson Community College 2

  123 456 7 R H E
Jefferson CC 010 001 0 2 6 1
Hudson Valley CC 000 005 x 5 9 1

Bill Cameron, Kevin Gamble (6), Scott Wong (6) and Andrew Boulter. Louis Dodge, Mike McCrone (6) and Casey Job. WP – McCrone. LP – Gamble. 2B – Dustin Francis (JCC), Marc Peluso (HVCC), Ronnie Sellers (JCC). 3B – Chris Chisena (HVCC), Rich Guillod (HVCC). TEAM RECORD – Jefferson Community College 17-20; Hudson Valley CC, 27-8.